International Tiger Day or World Tiger Day is celebrated annually on July 29 to raise awareness about tiger conservation and promotes a worldwide system of securing their natural habitats. International Tiger Day was established in 2010 at Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. During this Summit, governments of tiger-populated nations promised to double the tiger population by 2020. Wild tiger numbers dropped by more than 95% because the beginning of the 20th century.
Why do we require an International Tiger Day?
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), 95% of the tiger population has been lost from the beginning of the 20th century. There are only 3900 tigers in the entire world.
Last year, the whole nation commemorated when the Tiger census was revealed highlighting India’s achievement of nearly 33% increase in the tiger population.
However, there is still a need to develop immense amount of awareness around tiger conservation and develop a safe natural habitat for this extraordinary types.
The primary reasons for the loss of tiger population is poaching, climate modification, and the destruction of their natural habitat.
Tiger Census report states that India has 70% of the overall tiger population on the planet.